Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th May 2011 15:42 UTC
Legal Patent trolls are evil. However, we're used to patent trolls attacking big companies like Microsoft, Google, and Apple, who themselves keep the broken patent system intact - so it's kind of what goes around comes around; schadenfreude if you will. However, what if a patent troll carefully threatens to sue a number of smal-time iOS developers, knowing full well that these small developers cannot fight back due to the iOS developer agreement? What kind of low-point have we hit then?
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What? ... Has nothing to do...?
by SpeechManiac on Sun 15th May 2011 10:19 UTC
SpeechManiac
Member since:
2008-03-27

Are you kiddin' me?

Firstly, this guy files for an insane patent - he could not possibly have thought he was the 1st one to come up with that stuff... "Upgrade", what a new idea, gimme a break.

Secondly, he sells it to - a troll. For money. Thinking, they'd never use that in any way, because... it was useless in the 1st place? Uh-huh, how dumb can anybody be?

It's almost like thinking, let's give the government special rights that undermine any well earned civil rights to fend off terrorist threats, knowing they're only useful in exceptional cases, thinking the government would never use it... oh, wait...


To me it seems like, the human race is stupid by default, any kind of civilization happened purely by accident and we're all working to "correct" that mistake...

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viton Member since:
2005-08-09

Firstly, this guy files for an insane patent - he could not possibly have thought he was the 1st one to come up with that stuff... "Upgrade", what a new idea, gimme a break.


http://techcrunch.com/2007/12/12/ebay-takes-a-30-million-hit-over-b...

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